5 November, 2012 - 09:03

European weekend: Italian, German and French highlights

European weekend: Italian, German and French highlights

Italian Serie A

Juventus 1-3 Internazionale

Inter put it in a star turn sinking the leading Juve 3-1 and snapped their perfect 49-game win streak in the league. The hosts got off to a wondrous start with Arturo Vidal goal just one minute into the clash. Turin club retained the lead for the whole first half but Diego Milito leveled the scoring in the 59th minute and completed a brace 16 minutes afterwards. His team-mate Rodrigo Palacio made it 3-1 in the dying minutes of the match depriving the Bianconeri of celebrating the 50-match unbeaten run jubilee. Juventus still retain the top spot on 28 points but Inter are at the back of the pack trailing the leaders by only one point.

Milan 5-1 Chievo

Massimiliano Allegri got a bite at the cherry to hold down after his side triumphed in a 5-1 win over Chievo on Saturday. Urby Emanuelson’s opener in the 16th minute was faced off in two minutes by Chievo’s forward Pellissier. However, the Rossoneri overmatched the visitors with other four brilliant goals from Riccardo Montolivo, Bojan Krkic, Stephan El Shaarawy and Giampaolo Pazzini.

Napoli 1-1 Torino

Napoli, who yielded the second place to Inter losing to Atalanta last Wednesday, seem to put a rough patch in the league after the other blow, this time from Torino. The hosts took an early lead via Edinson Cavani’s scoring six minutes into the match. The Naples side was odds-on favourite till the last moments but Salvatore Aronica’s bungle gave a golden chance for Gianluca Sansone to score a stoppage time equalizer and end in a 1-1 draw.

Other Matchday 11 results:

Pescara 2-0 Parma
Bologna 1-1 Udinese
Catania 4-0 Lazio
Fiorentina 4-1 Cagliari
Sampdoria 1-2 Atalanta
Siena 1-0 Genoa
Roma 4-1 Palermo

German Bundesliga

Hamburger SV 0-3 Bayern Munich

Bayern found feet in style after their first league defeat to Leverkusen last week. They visited Hamburger at Imtech Arena on Saturday and went home with a splendid 3-0 victory via Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos goals. The victory made the Bavarians a runaway leader with 27 points, 7 points clear of Schalke.

Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 Fortuna Düsseldorf

Sidney Sam, Andre Schuerrle and Gonzalo Castro goals brought 3 points to Leverkusen and lifted them up to the fourth position on 18 points. They are now just 2 points behind Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt, and 9 points behind the leaders Bayern Munich.

Hoffenheim 3-2 Schalke 04

Second-placed Schalke piped down after they went to a shock 2-3 defeat at Hoffenheim. The hosts took the lead twice via Kevin Volland and a Roberto Firmino. However, Roman Neustaedter and Atsuto Uchida leveled the scoring 2-2. Schalke were close to earn at least one point from the clash but Sven Schipplock scored the last-gasp winner in a stoppage time lifting Hoffenheim on one position.

Other Matchday 10 results:

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Greuther Fürth
FC Nürnberg 1-0 VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 VfB Stuttgart
Borussia M’gladbach 1-1 SC Freiburg
Hannover 96 2-0 FC Augsburg
Werder Bremen 2-1 FSV Mainz 05

French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Saint-Etienne
Ajaccio AC 0-2 Olympique Marseille
Olympique Lyon 5-2 SC Bastia

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given straight marching orders in the midway of the second half after committing a serious foul on goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier, badly striking him in the chest while chasing the ball. By that time, the visitors had already taken the lead via Mamadou Sakho own goal, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-0 some minutes after Ibrahimovic was sent off. Guillaume Hoarau scored an equalizer 2 minutes from time, though not rescuing his side from the first defeat in the season. Moreover, PSG has something to be apprehensive about as they level on 22 points with Olympique Marseille who gained 3 points beating Ajaccio 2-0; and Olympique Lyon is the third on 21 points after thrashing lowly Bastia 5-2.

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Author: Kate Kozz

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